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Web Design & Development Fees

How much do freelance web designers & developer charge?

Web designers & developers typically charge $75 per hour.

According to industry experts, the average cost of a small business website is $6,760 including hosting environment set up, design, development, and content generation.  Considering the nature of services, the broader range is $2,000 to $20,000.  This range takes into account the custom functionality and content requirements, revisions & updates, and training the client. Beyond this, there may be additional fees for on-going maintenance.

Designers & Developer typically charge an hourly fee.  Industry statistics show that the cost to design a website is $30 to $80 per hour and the cost to develop it is $100 to $180 per hour.

 

So, why does the average web designer make $36 per hour, according to Salary.com?

This number may be misleading as it includes all web designers, including those who work in-house at agencies.  Freelancers reasonably charge higher hourly rates because they have more overhead expenses.  They don’t receive any perks that employees receive, have much less job security, and go from contract to contract. Also, a higher rate compensates them for the lack of long-term commitment from clients.  There are other factor such as project scope, complexity, length, and experience level required that impact whether a freelance designer or developer will charge more or less than the average $75 per hour.